We found 4 interventional cardiologists who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Cedar Park, TX.

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Dr. Stuart Damore, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
910 E Whitestone Boulevard; Office
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Damore's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Damore attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Dr. Vijay Ganesh Divakaran, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
910 E. Whitestone Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Vijay Divakaran is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Dr. Divakaran (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Divakaran has received professional recognition including the following: Richard Van Reet Award for Outstanding Interventional Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine; Outstanding Graduating Fellow Award, Baylor College of Medicine; and Chief Fellow Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2010-2011.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Michael Crimmins, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1401 Medical Parkway # B; Suite 407
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Geoffrey Crimmins practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Crimmins takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Christopher David McCoy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1401 Medical Parkway
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Christopher McCoy is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Cedar Park, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Austin, TX. His areas of expertise include atherectomy. Dr. McCoy is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCoy accepts. Dr. McCoy's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McCoy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Disease, Atherectomy

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What is Interventional Cardiology?

Interventional cardiology is the treatment of heart disease without surgery, through the use of catheters. Primarily this is via a procedure called cardiac catheterization, where a long, thin, flexible tube, called a catheter, is threaded through a vein or artery up towards the heart. The catheter can be used to inject dye for x-rays, open narrowed artery walls, widen heart valves, place stents, or perform other tests and procedures.

Cardiology is a large specialty, and covers many diseases and disorders of the heart as well as several different kinds of treatments. What makes interventional cardiologists special is their ability to use minimally invasive procedures to treat heart disease. Interventional cardiologists may treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, where blood vessels become narrowed or blocked. They also may repair or replace damaged heart valves.

During a cardiac catheterization, the interventional cardiologist inserts the catheter into a blood vessel through a small incision in the groin or arm. It is then threaded to the blocked artery or into the heart, where tiny tools can be passed through the tube. These tools are used to perform percutaneous coronary interventions, or procedures done to the heart and arteries via catheter. Procedures may include:
  • Angioplasty, or opening of blocked arteries, often via the inflation of a balloon
  • Atherectomy, the physical cutting away of plaque buildup
  • Stenting, the placement of metal springs to hold artery walls open
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Closure of holes in the heart

That these procedures can be performed without the pain and recovery time of traditional surgery is truly amazing.
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